Penn Township Comprehensive Plan

 Penn Township Comprehensive Plan
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Supervisors of Penn Township will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at the Penn Township Municipal Building located at 260 Lewis Road, West Grove, PA  19390 to consider the adoption, by resolution, of the 2024 Penn Township Comprehensive Plan.  A full copy of the Comprehensive Plan is available for public examination at the Township Municipal Building or on the Township website (https:\\, without charge.  Copies of the Comprehensive Plan may be obtained for a charge not greater than the cost thereof to the Township. 
The 2024 Penn Township Comprehensive Plan was prepared by the Penn Township Planning Commission with the assistance of the Brandywine Conservancy and McMahon Associates, as well as a project task force of Township residents and members of the Board of Supervisors with the project grant monitor from the Chester County Planning Commission.  The text of the 2024 Comprehensive Plan contains chapters concerning natural resources, open space parks and recreation, guiding growth, heritage preservation, multimodal transportation, resilience preparedness, and implementation strategies as well as background documents, maps, inventories, community climate profiles and public participation.  An opportunity will be afforded to the public in attendance at the above-captioned hearing to ask questions and comment on the presentation of the Comprehensive Plan and the adoption of the resolution.
If you are a person with a disability and wish to attend the Public Meeting scheduled above and require an auxiliary aide, service or other accommodation to participate in the proceedings, please contact the secretary at (610) 869-9620, as early as possible but not later than five (5) working days prior to the meeting.  The Board of Supervisors will make every reasonable effort to provide reasonable accommodations.
Winifred Moran Sebastian, Esquire
Lamb McErlane PC
Solicitor for Penn Township

This initiative will update Penn Township’s 2012 Comprehensive Plan, a guidance document that serves as our community’s vision for the future. Comprehensive Plans focus on various topics, including open space preservation, natural and cultural resources, transportation facilities, community services, land use and economic development, renewable energy and others. 
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (MPC) requires each municipality to update its Comprehensive Plan at least every 10 years and sets specific standards for its content and the process of its development and adoption. Besides being at that 10-year mark, the current 2012 Plan does not fully address the recent updates identified in Chester County’s Comprehensive Plan, Landscapes 3. This new Plan will reflect changes in demographics, land use patterns, economic growth and focus on the existing community’s needs and address any inconsistencies with Landscapes 3.
The planning process launched in May 2022 and expected to be completed by April 30, 2024. The Plan Update is possible with grant funding assistance from the Chester County Vision Partnership Program (VPP).
For project updates, including meeting announcements and draft documents, visit this webpage frequently and/or sign up for Township news below. 
Task Force Members
The Task Force is an advisory group that provides recommendations in formulating the community’s goals, objectives, and a long-term vision to the Board of Supervisors on drafting an update to the Plan. The Task Force includes Supervisors, current members of the Planning Commission and Historical Commission, local business owners, and residents.
William “Radar” O'Connell, Board of Supervisors Vice Chair
Jay Ennis, Supervisor
Karen Versuk, Township Director of Operations
Scott Steele, Planning Commission Chair, Historical Commission member
Ralph Churchill, Planning Commission Vice Chair
Dr. Denis Newbold, Planning Commission Secretary
Bill Wells, Planning Commission member
Bruce Van Kleeck, Planning Commission member
Dennis O’Neill, PE, Township Engineer
Herb MacCombie, Township Engineer, Parks, Recreation and Trails Committee Chair
Relevant Documents
Community Values Survey
Thank you for participating in drafting the vision for Penn Township’s future by taking the short survey.  Your input was greatly appreciated!
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